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WHO WE ARE

 
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SALLY URE-REED

Repurposing Fabrics

A mixed media artist with a wealth of experience in community art projects and creating sustainable textiles pieces.


Sally delivers innovative sessions on repurposing unwanted and used fabrics into beautiful new products.

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PENNY PANCALDI

The Clothing Clinic

An accomplished fashion designer and maker who has worked with many high-profile clients internationally.


Penny’s concerns for the effects of fast fashion on the planet led her to set up The Clothing Clinic in 2019 which offers alternative ways of repairing and reviving worn out clothing.

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KIRSTA McSKIMMING

Mindful Stitch

An environmentally conscious embroidery textile artist with a background in theatre costume.

 

Kirsta recently graduated with a Masters in Textile Design

in which her studies focused on

the effects of textile practise on mental wellbeing.

 

Through The Textile Collective, Kirsta utilises this research to run slow-stich embroidery and mindful knitting social groups.

DROP-IN WORKSHOPS

 
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SOCIAL SEWING GROUP - EMBROIDERY

focuses on the idea of The Slow Movement through textiles to enhance wellbeing and mindfulness.

We offer a large social space, equipped with a stock of plain weave fabrics, scrap fabric and different-weight threads in a wide variety of colours. We have good stock of different-size needles and embroidery frames that can be used on site.

The session is overseen by an experienced embroiderer who is there to support your needs.

This project has been funded by the North-East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance and GP Primary Choice.  Funding is administered through Community 360.

PROJECTS

 
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DORSET BUTTONS

A project for turning traditional Dorset buttons into Christmas decorations.

TIMETABLE

WEEKLY DROP-IN SESSIONS

TUESDAY 11:00 - 13:00

THE CLOTHING CLINIC

Open Sewing Room

WEDNESDAY 11:00 - 13:00

SOCIAL SEWING GROUP

Embroidery & Knitting Needlework

THURSDAY 11:00 - 13:00

REPURPOSING

Upcycling materials

TUESDAY 13:00 - 15:00

THE CLOTHING CLINIC

Open Sewing Room

WEDNESDAY 13:00 - 15:00

SOCIAL SEWING GROUP

The Community Quilt

THURSDAY 13:00 - 15:00

REPURPOSING

Upcycling materials

 

SEW ECO HABERDASHERY
ONLY SECOND-HAND & REUSED MATERIALS
SEE WHAT WE STOCK BELOW

CONTACT US

4-6 Long Wyre Street
Colchester
CO1 1LH

Open Tuesday - Thursday

10am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

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